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Member postings for Tom Sharp 2

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Thread: Club Mower.
18/09/2019 22:03:07

Re Foxfan the Allen motor scythe and the fenland ditch.

I remember on the M6 just before first opened they were using one of these to cut the grass on land that sloped steeply down to the carriageway. They were proceeding parerell with the road not up and down. Tractor mounted mowers were unable to manage the gradient and risked rolling over if working across the slope.

To stop the machine overcoming the operator and running down bank they had two men with a rope attached to the the machine walking along the top of the embankment.




Edited By Tom Sharp 2 on 18/09/2019 22:05:26

Thread: Battle of Britain day
18/09/2019 21:32:19

A dog is mans best friend.

Thread: Flite Test Pietenpol won't run straight...
18/09/2019 21:28:25

Oil your wheel bearings. laugh

Thread: Battle of Britain day
16/09/2019 15:14:56

When I were a lad, 'Battle of Britain Day' air shows were the highlight of summer for me.

Thread: Autumn is been flying ?
16/09/2019 00:55:43


At this time of the year the geese fly to corn fields to sweep up the grain spilled by the combine harvesters. They know when and where each field is harvested so it's not worth the energy climbing to a great height.

Thread: Dynam Albatross
15/09/2019 19:50:56

Just had a look on u tube review and the reviewer loved the plane but said that on three cells it was drastically tail heavy.

How many cells were you using John?

14/09/2019 23:23:18

I know nothing of the Dynam Albatross, but I have a Park Zone Albatross. It's about the same size and an excellent flyer. Unfortunately no longer available.

A question here, is your aileron/rudder mix turning the rudder in the opposite direction?

Thread: Latest CAA Update
14/09/2019 22:48:14

Chris Foss used to make Drones, there is one of his at Duxford.

Thread: Thinking aloud about Spits...
14/09/2019 22:42:48

Simples really, each mark of Spitfire was a child of it's times so it is impossible to make comparisons.

Thread: Irvine .53 / Ugly Stik
13/09/2019 23:13:41

The similar Great Plains Ultra Stick, around 55 inch span, flies great on the Irvine 53

Thread: YT International anyone had recent experiance
07/09/2019 23:31:32

Didn't Paul Marsh used to fly for them.

Thread: Latest CAA Update
07/09/2019 23:24:30

Wot about the Poll Tax.

Thread: Thinking aloud about Spits...
07/09/2019 23:21:31
Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 07/09/2019 20:44:04:

How about a Mk 24, flying out of Hong Kong on weather patrol, post war.

VN 485

Thread: Re: Looking Back 43 Years
07/09/2019 20:54:04

The only thing that is consistent over the years is the weather, very rarely obliging.

Thread: Thinking aloud about Spits...
07/09/2019 20:44:04

How about a Mk 24, flying out of Hong Kong on weather patrol, post war.

07/09/2019 20:42:41
Posted by J D 8 on 07/09/2019 19:21:34:

The standard full size Spitfire wing has at least 3 degrees of washout and to counter tip stalling.

The squared wing tip was an adaption to improve roll rate for operations at low level.

I thought the clipped wing was to enable the planes to fly down narrow French streets at low level.

Thread: One for the single channel fans
05/09/2019 20:16:48

Looks more like 1955 than 1965.

Thread: Aldi
05/09/2019 20:07:20

Had n e-mail today about more exciting tools due this week.

Thread: Perry carbs.
04/09/2019 00:53:22

No needle

Thread: Shortage of 35% (100cc) aerobatic kits in the U.K.
03/09/2019 20:49:24

It's not just toy aeroplanes, there is a current shortage of Ibuprofen and Paracetamol. A vital requirement when building and flying model aircraft.

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